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Jiangnan University

World University Rankings 2024
Asia University Rankings 2023
No 1800 Lihu Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu, 214122, China

Our Mission

To serve the people through developing our distinctive strengths in light industry

To be a pillar of the industry through innovating our educating system


Our Development Policies

To pursue greater scientific and technological achievements

To provide better education and training

To render full-scale social and industrial service

To enhance school management mechanisms

To pass on and develop the Jiangnan culture


Our Strategic Objective

To build a research-oriented university with distinctive features


General Information

Jiangnan University, situated in Wuxi by beautiful Taihu Lake, is a national key “211 Project” university and is selected into “First-Class Discipline Project”, falling under the Ministry of Education.

Jiangnan University’s roots stretch back to 1902 when its predecessor, San Jiang Normal School, began its first term. In 1958, Jiangnan University began its independent existence as Wuxi Institute of Light Industry, which later merged with two other colleges in 2001, and was renamed as Jiangnan University by the Ministry of Education. The university, with the area of 208 hectares, consists of 18 schools and is the home to 3,447staff and faculty members, 20,785 full-time undergraduates, 11, 867 postgraduates and 308 international students.

Known as “the pearl of China ’s higher education in light industry”, Jiangnan University has launched a new journey toward the strategic objective of “building itself into a research-driven university with distinctive characteristics”, abiding by the motto of “learning and practice to perfection”.



In the fourth round of National Discipline Assessment by the Ministry of Education, our Food Science and Technology and Light Industry Technology and Engineering was assessed at an ‘A+’ level and Design at an ‘A-’ level. According to ESI , Jiangnan University ranks No.56 in China and our 10 disciplines (Agricultural Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology & Biochemistry, Materials Science, Clinical Medicine, Computer Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Environment & Ecology, Microbiology) fall within the top 1% globally and agricultural science is in 0.12‰.


Address: 1800 Lihu Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu, 214122, China

Website: www.jiangnan.edu.cn


General Information

Jiangnan University upholds the principle of morality education and vigorously cultivates high-quality innovative professionals. The university passed Undergraduate Teaching Evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education’s in both 2006 (with a score of ‘A’) and 2015. It offers 51 undergraduate programs and currently has 20,785 full-time undergraduate students, 11,867graduate students and 308 international students. Jiangnan University has launched 4 “National Comprehensive Reform Pilot Programs” and 15 “National Featured Programs”, and 10 programs in the “Education and Training Project for Excellent Engineers” and “Education and Training Project for Agricultural & Forestry Talents” by the Ministry of Education. Jiangnan University has also set up 5 Innovative Experimental Bases for Talent Training and 8 Engineering Practice Education Centers and Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers. The university also enjoys 33 “National Excellent Courses” (including bilingual and open courses), 56 fine-quality and planning teaching materials and 15 “National Teaching Achievement Award”.

Jiangnan University actively explores elite education in the overall context of popularized education and has established “Honor School” to cultivate top-notch innovative talents. The university has received many awards on innovation and entrepreneurship, such as  “National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base for Practical Education”. The undergraduate program of Food Science and Engineering is the first of its kind to be certified by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Asia.


Undergraduate Programs

Accounting Digital Media Art Law
Acting Digital Media Technology Light Chemical Engineering
Applied Chemistry Educational Technology Mechanical Electronic Engineering
Automation Electrical Engineering and Automation Mechanical Engineering
Biological Engineering Engineering Management Microelectronic Science and Engineering
Biotechnology English Language Musicology
Brewing Engineering Environmental Design Nursing
Business Administration Environmental Engineering Opto-Electronic Information Science and Engineering
Business Administration (3+1) Finance Packaging Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Technology Fine Arts Pharmaceutical Engineering
Chinese Language and Literature Food Quality and Safety Polymer Materials and Engineering
Choreography Food Science and Engineering Primary Education
Civil Engineering Industrial Design Process Equipment and Control Engineering
Clinical Medicine Industrial Engineering Products Design
Clothes and Clothing Design Information and Computing Science Public Art
Clothing Design and Engineering International Economy and Trade Social Work
Communication Engineering Internet of Things Engineering Textile Engineering
Computer Science and Technology Japanese Language Visual Communication Design


Undergraduate Officejwc.jiangnan.edu.cn



General Information


Degree Conferring Information

Jiangnan University currently has 7 “First-Level Disciplines to Confer Doctoral Degrees”, including Food Science and Technology, Light Industry Technology and Engineering, Textile Science and Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Design and Environmental Science and Engineering and 29 “First-Level Disciplines to Confer Master Degrees”, covering the disciplinary categories of economics, law, education, literature, science, engineering, medicine, management and the arts. The university also confers 14 professional master degrees.



Jiangnan University boasts 1271 graduate tutors, including 329 doctoral tutors and 924 master tutors.


International Exchanges

There are many graduate students successfully accepted by National Scholarship Council every year. To further improve the internationalization of postgraduate education and enhance the international competitiveness of postgraduate students, Jiangnan University has established graduate overseas training programs, doctoral graduate international exchange grants and so forth to fund outstanding graduate students to study in well-known universities or research institutes and participate in high-level international conferences. At present, the proportion of overseas exchanges for doctoral students reaches 41.7%.


Master Degrees

Applied Economics Electronic Science and Technology Microbiology  
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Electrical Engineering Music and Dance  
Business Administration English Language Literature Optical Engineering  
Chemical Engineering and Technology Environmental Science and Engineering Packaging Engineering  
Chinese Language Literature Fermentation Engineering Pharmacology
Clinical Medicine Fine Arts Pharmacy
Clothes Design and Engineering Food Science and Engineering Public Health and Preventive Medicine 
Computer Science and Technology Law Pulp and Paper Engineering  
Control Science and Engineering Management Science and Engineering Software Engineering  
Design Marxism Theories Sugar Engineering  
Digital Media Art Design and Theory Materials Science and Engineering Textile Chemistry and Dyeing and Finishing Engineering
Education Mathematics Textile Engineering
Education Technology Mechanical Engineering    


Professional Degrees

Art Design Energy and Power Engineering Nursing
Biology and Medicine Industrial Engineering and Management Resources and Environment
 Civil and Hydraulic Engineering Law Rural Development
Education Logistic Engineering and Management  
Electronic Information Mechanics  


Doctoral Degrees

Chemical Engineering and Technology Food Science and Engineering Medicine of Chronic Foodborne Disease  
Control Science and Engineering Internet of Things Technology and Engineering Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology  
Design Light Industrial Information Technology Pulp and Paper Engineering  

Education Design

Environmental Science and Engineering

Light Industrial Mechanical and Packaging Engineering Sugar Engineering
Fermentation Engineering Material Chemistry   Textile Science and Engineering


Graduate School: gs.jiangnan.edu.cn

Jiangnan University is currently hiring global talents. We look forward to receiving your application.

Jiangnan University Global Recruiting Program


For more information, please contact below:

  • Contacts: Ms. Mao Zhihui, Ms. Cai Canxin
  • Contact number: + 86-510-85913966
  • Contact e-mail: jnzp@jiangnan.edu.cn

Global, year-round recruitment Postdoctoral Recruitment Announcement of Jiangnan University 


For more information, please contact below:

  • Contact person: Mr. Wang Bin, Ms. Zhou Pengshang
  • Contact number: + 86-510-85913150
  • E-mail: jdbsh@jiangnan.edu.cn

Explore rankings data for Jiangnan University

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Key statistics

  • 31,018
    Number of FTE Students
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 12.9
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Jiangnan University

  • Engineering & technology

    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science